Financial aid1

Continuing Education Fund

Continuing Education Fund (CEF) subsidises adults with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training. Eligible applicants may submit unlimited number of claims for reimbursement of fees up to a maximum sum of HK$20,000 within one year upon successful completion of CEF reimbursable courses and before reaching the age of 71. The co-payment ratios by learners (i.e. the percentage of fees to be borne by learners) for the first HK$10,000 subsidy is 20% of the course fee and that for the second HK$10,000 subsidy is 40% of the course fee.

For applicants who have opened a CEF account before 1 April 2019, they are also eligible for claiming the additional HK$10,000 subsidy and the unused balance (if any) of the original subsidy of HK$10,000 regardless of whether their accounts were closed in the past. The co-payment ratios are same as above.

CEF course list as below:

Course Code Course Name Duration Start Date Difficulty Level
DFCT Diploma in Fashion Creation Technology Refer to course content N/A
DFPD Diploma in Fashion Product Development Refer to course content N/A
21K M001A 121 One Year Diploma in 3D Apparel Design and Pattern Making 180 hours 2021-12-08 N/A
SCFTFD Specialist Certificate in Foundation Technical Fashion Design 52 hours N/A

Reindustrialisation and Technology Training Programme

Reindustrialisation and Technology Training Programme (RTTP) is a funding programme under the Technology Talent Scheme that aims at subsidising local companies on a 2:1 matching basis to train their staff in advanced technologies, especially those related to “Industry 4.0”.

The list of registered public courses under RTTP as below:

Course Code Course Name Duration Start Date Difficulty Level
21K BRW 121 Browzwear | 3D Fashion Software 18-hour lectures and projects & 12-hour self-practice sessions 2021-12-29 N/A
21K VGC 121 CLO | 3D Fashion Software 18-hour lectures and projects & 12-hour self-practice sessions 2021-12-14 N/A
22K VGC 011 CLO | 3D Fashion Software 18-hour lectures and projects & 12-hour self-practice sessions 2022-01-03 N/A

ERB Courses

Non-placement-tied courses are fee charging and fees payable are based on the amounts stipulated at the time of application. Unemployed (includes non-engaged) and applicants with nil or low income (monthly income at or below $12,000) can apply for course fee waiver. Applicants with monthly income higher than $12,000 can apply for course fee subsidies. “Highly Subsidised Fee” and “Normal Subsidised Fee” of individual courses will be payable respectively by applicants with monthly income between $12,001 and $20,000 and those with monthly income above $20,000.